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Old 12-23-2007, 02:52 PM
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what type are theese screws??

I am taking the cab apart on my 50 chevy truck and have encountered some scews like in the door latch striker and other areas. it looks like it would take an hour glass shaped type bit. where do i get the bit for theese type screws?

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Old 12-23-2007, 03:16 PM
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I think you are referring to a clutch head screw. Check here http://www.skywaytools.com/Clutchhead.html

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Here's some more info on screw heads, including clutch screws:

http://www.sizes.com/tools/screw_drive.htm
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I am taking the cab apart on my 50 chevy truck and have encountered some scews like in the door latch striker and other areas. it looks like it would take an hour glass shaped type bit. where do i get the bit for theese type screws?
I have the same screws all over my 55.5 Chevy truck. Instead of trying to find the proper "clutch head" bits at the auto store 5 minutes from my house, I took a phillips head tip from my screw gun pile and ground it down on the bench grinder to the right shape. Worked like a charm. And I probably saved a whole $0.05 by making it myself!

One thing's for sure; I'm NOT re-using those things!

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One thing's for sure; I'm NOT re-using those things!

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Thn itll loose its originality and anyone with a screwdriver can take it apart.
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Man, if you won't buy the tool for it, take the small end of a steel-cut masonry nail, it'll fit right in there. 'Gyver it out.
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Thn itll loose its originality and anyone with a screwdriver can take it apart.
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ORIGINALITY?!?!?!!! Is that word allowed on this forum?

I'm using stainless phillips-head screws instead.

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Of course it depends on the "theme" of the truck. "Original", not on your life but I want mine to look like it was built in 1955, so the clutch heads will stay.

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Of course it depends on the "theme" of the truck. "Original", not on your life but I want mine to look like it was built in 1955, so the clutch heads will stay.

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when I get done with this truck the clutch head screws may be the only original part on the truck
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ORIGINALITY?!?!?!!! Is that word allowed on this forum?

I'm using stainless phillips-head screws instead.

Antny
See the little " " ....I was joking...they do look neat but I dont know if I would use them either.
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ORIGINALITY?!?!?!!! Is that word allowed on this forum?

I'm using stainless phillips-head screws instead.

Antny
If not...I guess it is time for Jon to ban me.

Most of my truck is original and will stay that way for a long time.
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My originality is a combination of my full carpet (hair), original grill(teeth), and my fun loving personality.
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See the little " " ....I was joking...they do look neat but I dont know if I would use them either.
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I was joking too, hence the in my post.

I'm only using those clutch head screws in the floor pans. The ones in the cowl vent and headlight buckets will be replaced with stainless screws.

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re-used them for about 6 years. now i throw them away if i find them in my way. keep loosing the various sizes of tips. always have to root around in the bottom of my tool box for them, TO HELL WITH THEM!

Last edited by bullheimer; 12-31-2007 at 08:27 PM. Reason: im pretty sure i threw the last one out on my '01 frame off
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